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We're Obsessed With... The Hunger Games

Posted by Alexandra C. | Wednesday August 3, 201129 comments

The other day we posted on our Facebook page that some of the Chick staff had just finished reading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. We had a quite the response and even now when anyone in the office mentions the book, we start the discussion all over again! 

Jenni says that The Hunger Games is the dessert to Harry Potter while Tammy believes the book has a raw edge unlike anything else she's read before. Tammy is also putting her money on The Hunger Games being "the next Twilight". Tammy might be right about that, The Hunger Games is being made into a movie and according to the IMDB page, it will be released March 2012. Newbie Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence known for roles in Winter's Bone and X-Men will be playing the main characters.

Now, confession time, I haven't actually read The Hunger Games yet. But- wait, before you get your pitchforks out, let me say that I promise to start reading it tonight! Deal? So, because I haven't started reading it yet, here is a brief synopsis via amazon.ca

 "In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the other districts in line by forcing them to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight-to-the-death on live TV. One boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and sixteen are selected by lottery to play. The winner brings riches and favor tohis or her district. But that is nothing compared to what the Capitol wins: one more year of fearful compliance with its rule. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her impoverished district in the Games."

Have you read The Hunger Games yet? If so, let us know what you thought. If not, are you interested? Let us know by leaving us a comment down below or via Twitter/Facebook!

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on March 14, 2012  Aliza  13,970 said:

I haven't read the series but I am excited to see the movie!

on March 14, 2012  AlexJC  50 said:

I just saw this post on buzzfeed.com- the top ten signs are the premiere, I get about half of the inside jokes, but they're still pretty funny:

on March 14, 2012  takoda  28,648 said:

Well Alex your not alone, I haven't read it either. I've bin hearing the
name all over the place, but I thought it was a movie not a book. Goes
to show you how much attention I was paying. It sounds a lot like an old
movie I saw back in the 80's, but I can't think of its name at the
moment. I think I'll wait for this to come out on the big screen.

on March 14, 2012  jello814  1,321 said:

I love the Hunger Games and I am sooo excited for the movie to come out!

on February 27, 2012  mamaluv  STAFF said:

@Becky: girl, if you didn't like it the first time, you're not going to like it any better the second time. I've tried to read Crime & Punishment at least 4 times now. Granted, it's by Dostoyevsky so I'm pretty sure it's not meant to be "liked" per se ;) I recently also tried to read The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper. Got to about chapter 3 and then just couldn't keep going. What a yawner. That's what I get for trying to read hoity-toity books I guess!

I will think about another good series to suggest. I guess it would be good to know which genres you like. I have read a few decent fantasy series, and I'm a huge fan of classic Stephen King and old school sci-fi (think George Orwell, Isaac Asimov, etc). I also regularly reread my collection of Jane Austen and a few favourites from Margaret Atwood. I feel like there's another major series I'm forgetting... if I think of it I'll let you know!

on February 27, 2012  aubertpie  579 said:

i loved the first book, however the 2nd and 3rd book weren't the best

on February 24, 2012  Becky  13,128 said:

@mamaluv: is that why Twilight sucked? I read the beginnings of book 1, and it really didn't pull me. I don't know, should I give it another try? I feel like my life's meaningless now without a gripping series to read.

on February 24, 2012  Becky  13,128 said:

Hey girls it's almost time for the movie to release! Are you excited? I'm sort of excited... @tammy you nailed the BITTERSWEET. The books were so gripping, the ending was so.... :( well i wouldn't have ended it like that. I'm going to read the series again in preparation for the movie. This isn't HarryPotter, then again there will never be another HP..sigh .. JKR totally spoiled us for anyone else... but this is still good on its own. And yes I cried reading the series the first time around, not to mention walked around in a terribly depressed zombie state after finishing it.

on August 12, 2011  mamaluv  STAFF said:

Wow, you guys are really making me tempted to check out this book!

@Becky - I don't know how well you'll like Twilight. I'd suggest you take it out from the library before you consider buying. I found that while the story does draw you in, it's not nearly as polished and well thought-out as most of the other authors I read. Granted, I'm a bit of a book snob. I think though that the Twilight story in the hands of someone more experienced would have been amazing. You can tell that this is Stephenie Meyer's debut.

And on the general note of Hollywood changing the appearances of characters - yes, this drives me nuts too! Especially because you can take a beautiful actor/actress and make them scruffy without diminishing their appeal. You don't have to make them into Nanny McPhee, but a little unkemptness is appealing, no?

on August 12, 2011  jskim07  50 said:

@Becky: YOU READ THE BOOOOOOK!!! ??? I'm so happy!!! I cried four times reading it!

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